Sources: White Sox, Dotel agree to two-year, $11 million contract

Updated: January 21, 2008, 10:16 PM ET news services

CHICAGO -- Right-hander Octavio Dotel has reach an agreement with the Chicago White Sox on a two-year, $11 million contract, two baseball sources told

Octavio Dotel


The White Sox are expected to make an announcement on Tuesday.

"We're talking," Dotel said on Monday, according to The Associated Press. "We're working on a deal."

White Sox general manager Ken Williams declined comment in an e-mail.

The 34-year-old Dotel spent last season with the Kansas City Royals and Atlanta Braves but was limited to only 33 appearances and 30 2/3 innings because of a shoulder injury. He went 2-1 with a 4.11 ERA and was dealt from Kansas City to Atlanta at the trading deadline.

Dotel underwent reconstructive elbow surgery in 2005 while with Oakland, then pitched for the New York Yankees the following year. He has 82 career saves in nine major league seasons.

The White Sox signed reliever Scott Linebrink to a $19 million, four-year contract in November. Bobby Jenks had 41 and 40 saves, respectively, in the past two seasons for Chicago.

Information from writer Jerry Crasnick and The Associated Press was used in this report.